Clichy, 7 January 2016 – Nathalie Roos is appointed President of the Professional Products Division, joining the Executive Committee of L’Oréal during the course of the 2nd quarter, 2016. She succeeds An Verhulst-Santos who will take on new important responsibilities within L’Oréal as of April, 2016.
Nathalie Roos, aged 50, joined L’Oréal in October 2012 as Country Manager L’Oréal Germany.
In this capacity, Nathalie Roos has contributed to the growth of the Consumer Products Division in Germany in a particularly demanding and competitive environment, further strengthening the relationship with L’Oréal’s commercial partners.
Nathalie Roos is a graduate of l’Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims. She started off her career in 1987 at Kraft Foods Group. She joined the Mars Group in 1989 where she successively held important management positions.
Over the last 5 years, An Verhulst-Santos has strengthened the worldwide positioning of the Professional Products Division. Under her leadership, the Division succeeded the integration of new acquired brands Decléor and Carita, opening up new perspectives, and becoming a major player in the professional beauty market. An Verhulst-Santos also led the development of the Salon Emotions project and the deployment of SalonCentric in the US, further reinforcing the relationship with salon professionals.
An Verhulst-Santos holds a Bachelor Degree in Commercial Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at the University of Brussels and a Master's Degree in Fashion Management from the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris. She began her career with L'Oréal in Belgium in 1992. After holding different management positions in Europe, Brazil and in the United States, she joined L'Oréal's Executive Committee as President Professional Products Division in 2011.
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